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Shadow Realms

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    2015 (02/09/2015)
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Shadow Realms Overview

Shadow Realms is an upcoming episodic, online action RPG from BioWare. The game puts you in the role of a modern hero who wakes up with new magic powers, but also embroiled in a very old war. Players can join up to three other heroes in the co-op adventure, which will see new story updates debuting regularly. Fight shadow creatures all over a series of modern and old settings as you try to save humanity. All roads ultimately lead to the mysterious Shadowlord, who is player-controlled, opening up 4v1 battle.


  • Story-driven, Episodic Online Game | BioWare will put its storytelling pedigree into an online action RPG with regular content releases over time, adding to an ongoing story.
  • Play as a Hero --or the Shadowlord - Your Way | The game will offer a system of combat customization that lets players put together the hero type or the imposibg Shadowlord they want to play.
  • Co-op Action RPG Gameplay and 4v1 Missions | Designed to hearken back to older tabletop formations, the game is designed to be played in groups, with co-op missions and the need to work together effectively to fight demonic forces and to take down the Shadowlord.

The Bizarre Life and Death of Shadow Realms

The short period of time between Shadow Realms’ announcement and its subsequent cancelation has left me back where I started: scratching my head. I can’t help but wonder what went on internally to make for such a sudden shift within a couple of months.

UPDATE: Cancellation Official due to SWTOR's Big Year

GameInformer.com is reporting that "multiple sources" are telling them that Bioware's much-hyped Shadow Realms is dead in the water. There are no links to original sources for the rumors nor any word as to whether or not those providing the tips have inside information. What we do know is that little to no information about the darling of last year's Gamescom has come out since that time.

4v1 Awesomness at PAX Prime

Shadow Realms is the next RPG to come out of Star Wars: The Old Republic developer BioWare Austin. With Shadow Realms, BioWare hopes to recreate the tabletop RPG experience by pitting a group of four players against a fifth player playing as a ‘Shadowlord’ who essentially acts as the mission’s dungeon master.